Gogglebox fans have rejoiced as the newest season returned to our screens this month.

Some of our favourite stars welcomed us back into their homes as they provide hilarious commentary on the week's best TV.

Personalities such as The Malones, the Sandifords - and The Warners have all made a joyous comeback as a part of the season 18 cast

READ MORE: Gogglebox on the hunt for talent 'who don't want to be on TV' to replace lost stars

However, one of the famous faces missing from this season's line up is Tom Malone Jr, who decided to depart Gogglebox earlier this year - as Birmingham Live reports.

Tom isn't the only relative of a Gogglebox family who chooses to not appear on the popular Channel 4 programme.

We've rounded up a list of some of the Gogglebox family members viewers who choose to stay out of the spotlight.

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The Malone Family

Tom Jr isn't the only member of the Malones who has opted out of being a regular member of the Gogglebox cast

The on-screen family consists of mum Julie, dad Tom Sr, son Shaun and their beloved pet Rottweilers

Their daughter Vanessa occasionally joins them on the sofa - and the family have a third son named Lee who runs a recruitment firm and has never appeared on screen.

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The Siddiquis

The on screen Siddiqui family is made up of dad Sid and his sons Baasit and Umar. Third son Raza occasionally makes an appearance on the show - and the family have two sisters who choose to not feature on the show.

Baasit and Umar are both married - but their wives also choose to not be a part of the cast.

Baasit's wife, Melissa, has shared photos on Twitter of their happy life with daughter Amelia and baby son Theodore.

The Warners

The sisters from Leeds appear on Gogglebox together in Ellie's redeveloped home - which floored fans in the first episode of the new season..

Izzi has her own flat with boyfriend Grant and two adorable children, five-year-old son Bobby and a newborn girl Bessie Rose.

Fans got to meet Ellie's boyfriend Nat for the first time as he replaced Izzi during the first lockdown when she was unable to film due to social distancing rules.

Jenny and Lee

Hull best friends Jenny and Lee are firm favourites amongst Gogglebox viewers.

Yet to appear on the show is Jenny's husband Ray who prefers to keep a low profile.

Lee also has a long-term partner Steve, who he's been with for two decades. Steve lives in Cyprus and the pair were separated recently due to the pandemic that left Lee unable to travel to the island for six months.

David and Shirley

Welsh couple David and Shirley have established themselves as Gogglebox fan favourites ever since they first joined the show back in 2015.

The husband and wife of over 40 years have two adult children, Simon and Gemma, who have yet to appear on the show.

Pete and Sophie Sandiford

The brother and sister are firm favourites amongst Gogglebox viewers.

Pete has had a busy summer after he officially welcomed two new additions to the Sandiford family. He married his partner, Paige Yeomans, and the happy couple welcomed a baby son who appeared on the first episode.

The Blackpool pair are the great niece and nephew of The Chuckle Brothers.

While the Chuckle Brothers are not members of the family who stay out of the limelight, the Sandifords also have a brother named Harry and a sister named Lucy - who have never appeared on their famous sofa.

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